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Blog: pet care

Pet First Aid: What to Do in Common Emergencies

Posted on: Jul 18 2024

Pet first aid is emergency treatment given to a pet before a veterinarian’s care. It can help to stabilise and comfort the animal while transported to an emergency vet. There are a range of emergencies where pet first aid can prevent serious injury. Here are some common emergencies and what you can do for your […]

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A Guide to Pet Vaccinations: What You Need to Know

Posted on: Feb 19 2024

For your pet to have a long, healthy life, it is important to ensure that they are protected from infectious diseases that can cause serious health issues or even death. Vaccinations are an important part of pet ownership, and in this guide to pet vaccinations, we explore how they work, how often they’re required and […]

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Dog Training Equipment You Need Now

Posted on: Jun 17 2023

Training your puppy or dog is vital to eliminate problem behaviour, stress at off-leash dog parks and any uncertainty around your dog’s ability to respond to your commands. Beginning training as early as possible will help instil good behaviour and social skills, making the relationship between you and your pooch an enjoyable one. Before you […]

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Does your dog have a grass allergy?

Posted on: Jun 3 2023

Grass allergies in dogs are very common, however, some breeds are more prone to this allergy than others. Bulldogs, German Shepherds, Miniature Schnauzers, Pugs and Retrievers are a few breeds that are often diagnosed with grass allergies. If your dog is licking or scratching more than usual, it may be the first sign of an […]

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Signs Your Cat May Have a Problem

Posted on: May 20 2023

Cats tend to shy away from people when they are ill, however watching your feline friend closely if you are concerned about their health is important. Here are some signs your cat may have a problem and its potential cause. Change in Activities Cats are generally active, playful creatures, that’s why a sudden change in […]

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What’s a Cherry Eye and How is it Treated?

Posted on: Apr 16 2021

Cherry eye is a non-life threatening condition that can affect any dog at any time, however some breeds are more likely to develop it than others. It is a prolapsed gland of the third eyelid and results in the gland protruding out from its normal position down in the corner of the eye. Although it […]

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How to groom your dog like a pro

Posted on: Apr 24 2020

Often, we forget that grooming our dogs is an essential part of keeping them healthy. This is particularly important if you have a breed with a thick or double coat. But paying someone to groom our dog monthly or even fortnightly can be an expensive exercise. In this blog we give you some tips to […]

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5 Palliative Care Tips for Cats

Posted on: Apr 10 2020

Caring for a cat at the end of their life is a difficult time for any owner. Yet ensuring that your cat is comfortable and their pain is managed is imperative for quality of life in their final days. Here are our top 5 palliative care tips for cats. Pain management Ensure that your cat […]

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Does my cat have a kidney disease?

Posted on: Feb 28 2020

Did you know your cat’s kidneys manage blood flow, eliminate waste from the blood and balance water, salts and acids, among other things? Unfortunately, kidney disease in cats is not uncommon. However, if treated early you can extend their life quality and expectancy. So how do you know if your cat has a kidney disease?

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7 signs your cat or dog is sick

Posted on: Oct 25 2019

When your cat or dog is sick you may see a change in their appearance or behaviour. It’s these changes that may trigger you to become concerned. Although not all changes are due to illness, it’s best to be aware of what signs can indicate your pet is sick. Diarrhoea This may be one of […]

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Hip Dysplasia: What is it & is your dog at risk?

Posted on: Aug 30 2019

Unfortunately, hip dysplasia in dogs is common. However, it usually only affects certain breeds that are genetically prone to it. That’s why it’s important to understand hip dysplasia and how it affects your dog before you decide on a breed.

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Top 6 tips for travelling with dogs

Posted on: Jul 19 2019

Taking your dog on holidays with you is the perfect way to bond, keep the kids entertained, and travel as a family. However, there are a few things you need to keep in mind when it comes to travelling with dogs.

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Osteoarthritis in Pets

Posted on: Jun 14 2019

Osteoarthritis is a common ailment in older pets. It’s caused by the deterioration of the cartilage in your pet’s joints as they age – and it leads to chronic inflammation, discomfort and pain. Signs of Osteoarthritis Lagging behind in walks Decrease in activity level Difficulty jumping or climbing stairs Limping or stiffness Difficulty getting up […]

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Pet Health: Is my Pet Overweight?

Posted on: May 29 2019

It’s tempting to spoil our pets with treats – their enthusiasm and excitement for a tasty titbit will easily put a smile on your face. Unfortunately, weight has a horrible tendency of creeping up before getting noticed and – before you know it – your Veterinarian is telling you your furry friend is overweight. An […]

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Popular Breeds Series: Maine Coon

Posted on: May 15 2019

History This beautiful, large cat is an old breed originating in America. It’s thought they were brought to the American shores by sailors and bred with the local native cats, resulting in the Maine Coon breed we have today. Their semi-long hair helps them stay warm in the cold winter temperatures of Maine. They were […]

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My Puppy has Worms!

Posted on: Apr 29 2019

You’ve welcomed your new puppy to the family, and everyone is delighted with the new addition. Your puppy is now dependent on you for its health and protection.   As you know – puppies are naturally curious and will be learning about themselves and their new environment by sniffing and chewing. Their explorations mean that […]

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Dog Friendly Walks – Mornington Peninsula

Posted on: Apr 10 2019

Dogs make fabulous walking buddies! Now that the Victorian weather is cooling, it’s a lovely time of year to get out with your favourite four-legged friend. Your dog’s excitement and enthusiasm for walking will make you smile, and you’re bound to have a great time. There are plenty of dog-friendly places you can visit in […]

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Pet Nutrition: Can I Feed my Dog a Meat Free Diet?

Posted on: Mar 6 2019

  Australia has one of the fastest growing vegan markets in the world. So much so that it is predicted the vegan food market will be worth $215 million by 2020 (Euromonitor International). The growth has been so strong that the meat and dairy industries are concerned that the fast-paced growth of plant-based diets will pose […]

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Puppy Vaccinations and Puppy School: Puppy Care 101

Posted on: Feb 20 2019

  A new puppy is bound to bring joy and excitement to your day but are you ready to accommodate your new best friend in your home and have you considered the cost of essential vet care such as pet vaccinations and desexing?   Basic Steps to Consider when Welcoming a New Puppy   Create […]

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Popular Breeds Series: Australian Mist

Posted on: Feb 6 2019

    History We have Dr Truda Straede to thank for these gentle cats bred to suit the Australian bush. The Australian Mist is a good cat for those wanting to protect the local birdlife and wildlife as it is happy to be a predominantly indoor cat. They are derived from a large gene pool – […]

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328 Cranbourne Road, Frankston, VIC, 3199

P: (03) 9789 3444

The Karingal Veterinary Hospital is open 6 days a week.

Our hours are

- 8am-6pm Monday-Friday,
- 9am-5pm Saturday,
- Closed on Sundays,

* We are closed on public holidays.